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HER Number:MDV76836
Name:Eggworthy Farm, Walkhampton


Historic farmstead included in Dartmoor National Park Authority survey (2003). A farm may have existed on the site since the 13th century. The late 19th century historic map shows changes since the Tithe Map depiction of the farm; primarily the construction of the current farmhouse (built 1870) on the site if the old house. 2003 survey dated the other buildings to pre-1840 - 1870.


Grid Reference:SX 544 718
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, Plot 368 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Eggworthy is depicted on the Tithe Map. Five buildings shown, with the farmhouse, an irregular rectangle aligned east-west located at the eastern end of the farm.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Eggworthy is marked on the late 19th century historic map. The replacement farmhouse has been constructed by this time.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 244 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Eggworthy Ho is recorded as 'Hekewrthi' (1238), 'Ekewothi' (1281), and 'Eckworthy' in (1345).

Alexander, J. J., 1939, Tavistock in the Thirteenth Century, 225-8 (Article in Serial). SDV247631.

Hackleworthy and Eckworthy appear in the surnames of the 13th century hundred jurors for Tavistock.

Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, ADAS Record Sheet (Archive - Survey). SDV300454.

Site visit 15th February 1995. 19th century dwelling house and barns on north side of yard.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2003 - 2005, Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005, HF008 (Report - Survey). SDV344545.

Farmstead included in survey. Visited on 17/10/2003. Five buildings recorded (date range pre-1840 - 1870). The current farmhouse dates to 1870 and was built on the site of the former house, which is shown on the Tithe Map. The old house was on a perpendicular alignment and was apparently demolished in 1869-70.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Modern mapping shows a number of large modern buildings have been added to the north of the farm. The 1870 house is shown at the eastern end of the farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 244.
SDV247631Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1939. Tavistock in the Thirteenth Century. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 225-8.
SDV300454Archive - Survey: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. ADAS Record Sheet. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103823 ]
SDV344545Report - Survey: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2003 - 2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority Farmstead Survey 2003-2005. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. HF008.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. Plot 368.

Associated Monuments

MDV128913Related to: Eggworthy House, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 21 2020 4:24PM